It was our first time in Kenya and we would definatly go again although there was some faults witht he hotel.
We was at the hotel for 2 night firsth then went onto safari for 2 nights then back to the hotel for 10 nights. The safari was amazing couldnt fault a single thing about it (booked through first choice before we came). One bad thing was because we booked it before we came we had to check out of our room whilst we wen ton safari so that meant we couldnt unpack for the first 2 days but on a brighter note we asked not to be in the same room and it wasnt as nice as others and they happily changes us to a sea view room. A few thing that wernt so good with being all inclusive- All inclusive didnt start untill 10am, even bottles of water? I havnt been anywhere where that has happened. No icecream or pool on all inclusive? a lot of people in th ehotel have paid alot of money to come here and we just thought maybe these little extra would have been nice (And it wasnt cheap). The pool bar/ rooms and restaraunts needs a little but of touching up in places also. You also have to sign for everything as you get it so drinks etc you have to sign for which after 2 weeks can get quite annoying (as somebody has already said they have no trust with their staff). The staff are all absolutly lovely! they couldnt be happier and more helpful! The beach is lovely but you do get a bit of hassle of the beach boys but if you are firm with them then they do leave you alone, also securit are on the beach and you no you are safe with them. Food was okay at the hotel, after 2 week it did get a little bit repetative, but we loved the outside grillm that was our favourite.
We thought that maybe more should be done to help their communit there is a lot of waste at the hotel and there are people outside of the hotel especially school and childrens homes that would be very grateful with left over foods.
Weather was brilliant also- definatly a good time of the year to go! (10.03.14-2403.14) and the hotel was empt also so there was no ques at the bar or anything.
If people do go i would very highly suggest to take colouring books pens and pencils and just take 5 minutes out to go to a local school- they appriciate every little bit of help they can get! We Visited Peace Village Primary school and Amani-both not far at all from the hotel. Both headmaster and headmistress of each school were lovely and desperate for help and the kids were brilliant. Definatly an experience i wont forget!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This dramatic hotel with its fantastic pools and beautiful beach is the perfect spot to relax after a safari… or simply visit to relax! The warm and very African feel of the hotel with comfortable rooms, well appointed bathrooms and selection of restaurants offers guests plenty of places to lounge in the sun and almost as many shady spots to enjoy a bit of a breeze and a good book. All rooms have quiet, split unit air conditioners, televisions, mini fridges and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a safe (chargeable) in each room and a business center located in the main building with internet or wifi access in public areas. The drama of the huge, traditional makuti (thatched) roof in the main restaurant offers the Chef a terrific showcase for a varied selection of local and international dishes on the buffet or you could indulge at one of the a la carte restaurants (chargeable) for a special occasion or just a quiet evening for two. ... more less
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